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Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training

Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training

Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training:

Satellite Communications Systems Training Advanced Course – Hands-on (Online, Onsite, and Classroom Live!)

This three-day course covers all the technology of advanced satellite communications, as well as the principles behind current state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment. New and promising technologies will be covered to develop an understanding of the major approaches, including network topologies, VSAT, and IP networking over satellite. The material will be complemented with a continuously evolving example of the application of systems engineering practice to a specific satellite communications system. The example of WCDMA over a GEO satellite will address issues from the highest system architecture down to component details, budgets, specifications, etc.

Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training covers the following topics:

  • Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Satellite orbits and transponder characteristics
  • Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Traffic Connectivities
  • Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Multiple Access Techniques
  • Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Communications Link Calculations.
  • Advanced Satellite Communications Systems: Digital Modulation Techniques
  • And More…
What’s Included?
  • 3 days of Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training with an expert instructor
  • Satellite Communications Systems Advanced Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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  • We can adapt this Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Advanced Satellite Communications Systems course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Advanced Satellite Communications Systems around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Advanced Satellite Communications Systems course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.
Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Advanced Satellite Communications Systems course:

  • Engineers
  • Technical managers
  • Technicians
  • Logistics and support
  • Pilots
  • Procurement
Objectives:

Upon completing this Advanced Satellite Communications Systems course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Characteristics of satellites – GEO vs. non-GEO, area coverage vs. spot beam, bent pipe vs. processor-based
  • Characteristics of satellite networks – broadcast, interactive, star and mesh, high-throughput satellite (HTS) alternatives
  • The tradeoffs between major alternatives in SATCOM system design.
  • SATCOM modulation and coding tradeoffs and link budget analysis.
  • DAMA/BoD for FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA systems.
  • Critical RF parameters in terminal equipment and their effects on performance.
  • Technical details of RF antennas, amplifiers, and receivers.
  • Use of spread spectrum for Comm-on-the-Move and aeronautical broadband.
  • Characteristics of IP traffic over satellite.
  • Innovative approaches using phased arrays, cancellation, and adaptive coding and modulation.
Course Syllabus:
  1. Introduction to SATCOM. History and overview. Examples of current military and commercial systems.
  2. Satellite orbits and transponder characteristics – area coverage, high throughput at Ku and Ka bands, advanced L and S-band systems.
  3. Traffic Connectivities: Mesh, Hub-Spoke, Point-to-Point, Broadcast.
  4. Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, TDMA, Wideband CDMA, Random Access. DAMA and Bandwidth-on-Demand, adapting WCDMA to the GEO environment.
  5. Communications Link Calculations. Definition of EIRP, G/T, Eb/No, Es/No. Noise Temperature and Figure. Transponder gain and SFD. Link Budget Calculations.
  6. Digital Modulation Techniques. BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, 16QAM, 32/64APSK. Nyquist signal shaping (raised cosine). Ideal BER performance, implementation margin, adaptive codes, and modulation (ACM).
  7. RF Components. HPA, SSPA (GaN), LNA, Up/down converters. Intermodulation, band limiting, oscillator phase noise. Examples of BER Degradation.
  8. TDMA Networks. Time Slots. Preambles. Suitability for DAMA and BoD, ALOHA.
  9. Characteristics of IP and TCP/UDP over satellite. Need for Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) techniques, acceleration.
  10. VSAT Networks and their system characteristics; DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS standards and MF-TDMA.
  11. Earth Station Antenna types. Pointing/Tracking. Small antennas at Ku band. Mobile antennas – planar array, phased array. FCC-Intelsat-ITU antenna requirements and EIRP density limitations.
  12. Application of Wideband CDMA over satellite applied in the US MUOS GEO system.
  13. Emerging Technology Developments and Future Trends.

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